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Trilobite ID

Trilobite ID

Have you wanted your students to learn about observing and writing accurate descriptions?  Then this activity is for you!  It ...
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Sedimentary Rock Posters

Sedimentary Rock Posters

Print your own rock posters - downloadable PDF file.  4 full-color pages for Sandstone, Shale, and Conglomerate. Each poster is  ...
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Delta and Canyon Model Package

Delta and Canyon Model Package

A series of 3D cut out paper models that show the work of rivers including: River delta model (deposition) Grand ...
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Tsunami Model

Tsunami Model

A 3D cutout paper model that shows a tsunami. All students need is a printer, scissors, and glue to make ...
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3D Limestone Cave Model

3D Limestone Cave Model

A 3D cutout paper model that shows a range of cave formations such as : Sinkhole Sinking creek Stalactite Stalagmite ...
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Mineral Resources Model Package

Mineral Resources Model Package

A series of 3D cut out paper models that show aspects of mineral resources including: Mine model showing mining terms ...
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Glacial Features Model Package

Glacial Features Model Package

A series of 3D cut out paper models that show the different forms of glacial features including: Antarctica Ice Sheet ...
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Sand Dune Models Package

Sand Dune Models Package

A series of 3D cut out paper models that show the different forms of sand dunes including: Parabolic Dunes Barchan ...
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Oil & Gas Traps Model Package

Oil & Gas Traps Model Package

A series of 3D cut out paper models that show the major trap types for oil and gas.  The trap ...
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Fossils & Dinosaurs Model Package

Fossils & Dinosaurs Model Package

A series of fossil and dinosaur paper models for your students to build including: Trilobite Nautiloid T-Rex Triceratops Pterosaur All ...
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Fault Model Package

Fault Model Package

This includes the major fault types and structures: Normal fault Thrust (reverse) fault Strike-slip (left) fault Strike-slip (right) fault Oblique ...
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Volcano Model Package

Volcano Model Package

This includes the major volcano types - both in color and in black-line. Shield Volcano Stratiform/Composite Volcano Caldera Cinder Cone ...
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Thunder Island

Thunder Island

An in-class simulation where students play the role of scientists providing information about the possible eruption of volcanoes on an ...
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Rocks of Ages Activity

Rocks of Ages Activity

Have you students calculate the speed of the moving Pacific Plate using the ages of rocks collected on the different ...
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Circular Data Calendar – Northern Hemisphere

A data calendar blank to record data collected each day in the Northern Hemisphere.   Data can be recorded in ...
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Circular Data Calendar - Southern Hemisphere

Circular Data Calendar – Southern Hemisphere

A data calendar blank to record data collected each day in the Northern Hemisphere.   Data can be recorded in ...
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The Science of Gold

The Science of Gold

You can find the GEO podcast on iTunes right here. (Go on...subscribe and not miss the new episodes) Gold is an amazing metal and has been used by humans for thousands of years.   But do you know the properties of gold and how you can use them to find gold in nature?   Do you know how to tell gold from fools gold?  This episode explains all these things (and a little more). Don't miss a thing!   Join our email list ...
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Rocks of Ages

Rocks of Ages

Description : Student activity where they calculate the speed of a moving tectonic plate by using the ages of rocks across the Hawaii Island chain.  This is a great activity to show how hot spot evidence can provide us plate motion data. Class level : Middle School (and up) NGSS Mapping : MS-ESS2-3. Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions. Downloads : Rocks of Ages ...
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Ice sheet lakes in Maine

Ice sheet lakes in Maine

Description : Student classroom or homework activity using a topographic map, students mark the trends of lakes to work out the direction the ice sheets moved in the area.  They will use simple mapping of tends using a ruler and marker, and then work out trend directions using a simple compass rose. Class level : Middle School (and up) NGSS Mapping : MS-ESS2-2. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's surface at varying time and spatial ...
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Mapping lava flows - using color to work out relative ages

Mapping lava flows – using color to work out relative ages

Mapping lava flows using satellite images is a wonderful activity that you can do in your classroom.   In some locations, the color of the flows due to the weathering of the lava and the amount of revegetation can be a great exercise that students can use not only to develop spatial skills but as a basis for inclass scientific debate. Mapping lava flows Below is a screen shot of a Google Earth image of flows from the Mauna Ulu ...
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How to experience an Earthquake

How to experience an Earthquake

Often we have to teach about phenomenon, like an earthquake, that our students have never experienced.  We can read eyewitness accounts, watch videos and share stories - but nothing beats actually feeling the ground move.   Some are lucky enough to have a local science center that has an earthquake simulator - but still for many, even that experience is just inaccessible. However, you can build you very own earthquake simulator right in your very own classroom with nothing more ...
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OTHER RESOURCES

These resources require a small payment as they are full curriculum and contain videos, classroom activities, teacher guides and more.  Click on titles for more information.

STEM on an Active Volcano

This resource shows how the STEM fields can be used on an active volcano on the island of Hawaii.   The resource contains videos on each field (5-10 mins each), teaching notes and reproducible classroom activities to extend the learning with students.

STEM on an Active Volcano has been developed to provide teachers with materials that are aligned with the US New Generation Science Standards and Common Core mathematics practices.

COST:  US$24.95  (digital download of all materials)

 

Plate Tectonics – a simple guide

This simple guide will help you to understand the fundamental principles of the theory of plate tectonics. It covers the history of the theory, the structure of the Earth, the types of crust, the types of plate boundaries, evidence for plate tectonics and more. This is perfect for teachers, educators and students.

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